Eye on Education

Students Earn Work Credentials While in High School

At a handful of Central Ohio schools, some students won’t just be earning a diploma during their high school graduation. As the Columbus Dispatch reports, more than a dozen districts are offering students a chance to earn certificates in technical areas. The hope is that this move will open students up to more opportunities in fields like information technology and health care.

The principal of Reynoldsburg High School’s Health Sciences and Human Services Academy made a commitment to freshmen and their families at last week’s orientation: “My plan is to have all of you walk out of here with a credential in your hand,” Dawn McCloud told them.

Read more at: www.dispatch.com

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